I first got the USMC right out of BootCamp in '88. Several years later I decided to add the Bull Dog with cross cannons. The Bull Dog is the Marine Corps mascot and the Cross Cannons relate to my MOS (Artillery- 155mm. I added the background to make this piece complete and figured what better background than the Flag of my Country. This is a custom piece and is a collaboration of ideas between myself and the artist. JD from Phantom 8 Tattoo in Englewood Colorado is the Artist who made this happen.